This post was going to be a "poor me" post, 'cause I had such an awful morning yesterday. Actually Bella had the bad morning which, of course, rubbed off on me. First she couldn't find her swimming bag and couldn't find her lunch box...AND spilled her entire hot chocolate in the back seat of my car (hence the rubbing off on me part). She felt awful and couldn't stop crying. She kept saying that everything was all her fault. I felt bad for her because I really could empathize with her. There are so many days that EVERYTHING just goes south.
But thankfully I saw the teachable moment with my daughter and took full advantage and in the process really helped myself. I told her that she had a choice. She could either put the entire bad morning behind her and make an effort to make sure that the rest of her day was good OR she could continue to wallow in her bad morning and let that ruin her whole day. She really pulled herself together and by the time she walked to her class she had forgotten all about her bad morning.
I really tried to listen to my own advice. I had some other issues today, but I really think that I put them into check and tried to enjoy the wonderful moments of my day...and being a teacher there are many many wonderful aspects to my day. Truthfully...I had 4 1/2 hours of rehearsals in a row and that much time interacting with kids could do nothing else but help push me into the correct mindset despite all the other crap.
I keep a saying on my wall. "Life is not the way it is supposed to be. It's just the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference." I think Bella and I learned our lesson...